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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Georgia Republicans upset after Delta cuts ties with NRA

Delta’s decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association has prompted some Georgia Republican lawmakers to question whether the Atlanta-based airline should get a tax cut on jet …


Republican congresswoman: ‘Many’ mass murderers are Democrats

A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says “many” people who commit mass murder are Democrats.


GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges

The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the …


Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more. That’s according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for …


Top Republican strategist dissolves Idaho PAC

An Idaho political action committee backed by a top Republican strategist and fundraiser has dissolved.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Republicans in Congress divided over protecting Mueller from being fired by Trump

Republicans in Congress were divided Sunday over protecting special counsel Robert Mueller III, with two senators embracing plans to make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to fire him …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Two GOP senators: Party should consider returning Wynn money

Two Republican senators say their party should immediately consider returning contributions from casino mogul Steve Wynn in light of sexual harassment allegations against him.


Kochs to spend $20 million to promote tax overhaul

The political network backed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend $20 million to promote the tax overhaul recently signed into law by President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Idaho House panel reintroduces anti-Sharia law bill

Republicans on an Idaho House panel have once against agreed to introduce anti-Sharia law legislation designed to prevent Idaho courts from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Shutdown continues into workweek, as Senate talks drag on

The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 …


Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government

Chances of a government shutdown grew Monday as Republicans concluded that they would be unable to reach a long-term spending accord by the Friday deadline.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Federal tax overhaul could cost Idaho taxpayers $100M

Idaho taxpayers could end up paying roughly $100 million more next year as a result of the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law last month, according …


Trump to huddle with Hill’s top Republicans at Camp David

President Donald Trump will host top congressional Republicans, Cabinet secretaries and aides at Camp David this weekend to discuss 2018 legislative priorities.


Widow chosen as Republican nominee after lawmaker’s suicide

The widow of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself following a sexual assault allegation has been nominated by Republicans to fill the seat he held.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Charity donations likely to drop next year due to tax law

In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.


New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they’ll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done.


Counties are right about unfunded mandates

The way the Legislature has heaped more responsibilities on local governments – counties as well as cities – year after year so the state can cut costs seems wrong.


With Trump Tax, GOP now owns tax code

USA Today reported last week that the bill had “the lowest level of public support for any major piece of legislation enacted in the past three decades, including the Affordable …


What Sen. Marco Rubio got for his tax vote

But in exchange for his vote on the bill, Rubio was only partly successful in revamping the Republican proposal to give some low-income Americans more money from the credit.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

GOP on the verge of huge tax overhaul – with one hiccup

Jubilant Republicans pushed on early Wednesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless …


Will: Trump debases presidency by backing Moore

After the president’s full-throated support of the grotesque, he should be icily shunned by all but his diehard collaborators.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 12:38 p.m.

Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but it will take more than that to convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat Doug …


Outside View: Tax plan unfairly hits grad students

If the goal of the tax package is to make the United States more economically competitive, penalizing students and higher education is not the way to do it.


Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut

Key Republican lawmakers oppose efforts to scale back a proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to pay for other tax breaks, complicating efforts to appease Republicans from high-tax …


Two parties, two messages on harassment

The women who stepped forward with credible claims of mistreatment were heard and believed, and there was an appropriate reckoning.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners’ rights

Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on …


Thirty-four House Republicans press GOP leader on immigration

A group of 34 House Republicans on Tuesday asked Speaker Paul Ryan to act this month on legislation dealing with the 800,000 young immigrants brought to the United States as …


Why Republicans who once fought budget debt now embrace it

When did Republicans stop worrying and learn to love budget deficits?